India Tours and Holidays

While the inimitable Taj Mahal is a true highlight, you'll see lots more on our extensive range of trips to India.

As an India specialist, we've got plenty to satisfy your travel bug on our wide selection of tours to India featuring India's best places - learn about India's fascinating history, visit spectacular monuments and forts, see the tribute to love that is the majestic Taj Mahal, experience the hustle and bustle of iconic cities in Delhi - both old and new, and Mumbai, spot the elusive Bengal tiger in India's national parks, cruise along the backwaters of Kerala and witness the sunrise over the holy Ganges in Varanasi.

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With diverse landscapes and ethnic groups, a rich history and delicious cuisine, India is an intoxicating cultural experience for any traveller and a real feast for the senses! India's history dates back thousands of years and having absorbed many an invasion - from the times of Alexander the Great to its more recent pre-independence days of the British Raj - you'll certainly feel the echo of India's past throughout the country.

Top India Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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Taj Traveller - 8 days Delhi, India 07 Jan 2017 USD $975 was $1,625 40% off Taj Traveller - 8 days Map
Captivating Kerala - 7 days Kochi, India 01 Apr 2017 USD $1,228 was $1,535 20% off Captivating Kerala - 7 days Map
Passage to India - 15 days Delhi, India 28 Jan 2017 USD $2,571 was $3,025 15% off Passage to India - 15 days Map
Shere Khan - 9 days Delhi, India 04 Mar 2017 USD $1,611 was $1,895 15% off Shere Khan - 9 days Map
Golden Triangle & Kerala - 14 days Delhi, India 25 Mar 2017 USD $2,758 was $3,245 15% off Golden Triangle & Kerala - 14 days Map
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India Group Tours

Average group size of 18, local tour leaders, 3-4 star hotels & heritage stays and India's Golden Triangle included on all group tours.

Captivating Kerala

7 days | FROM USD $1,535

Uncover the delights of tropical Kerala in India's deep south. Visit a...

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Taj Express

8 days | FROM USD $1,485

Experience the richness of Indian culture on this classic tour of Kick...

Taj Traveller

8 days | FROM USD $1,485

Discover the spectacular sights of India's famed Golden Triangle both...

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India For Teens

8 days | FROM USD $1,485

FAMILY TOUR TO INDIA (for children aged 12 years and above): the of on...

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India Festival Tours

Head to India for a fun time, celebrating India's vibrant festivals and completely immersing yourself in the local way of life.

Diwali Festival of Light | IndiaDiwali, Festival of Lights - 8 days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Diwali, Festival of Lights

8 days | FROM USD $1,695

Every year on the dark nights of Diwali firecrackers announce the of a...

Join the festivities of Holi on a special tour in IndiaHoli, Festival of Colour - 8 days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Holi, Festival of Colour

8 days | FROM USD $1,695

Combine a tour of the famous Golden Triangle with the exuberant of - a...

Pushkar Camel Fair | IndiaPushkar Camel Fair - 9 days MapExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Pushkar Camel Fair

9 days | FROM USD $2,435

See the sights of the famed Golden Triangle before joining the of the...

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India Private Tours

Our well planned private tours to India's most renowned regions combine both traveller favourites with a few hidden gems.

The backwaters | Kerala | IndiaClassic Kerala - 9 Days MapTailored To Suit You

Classic Kerala

9 Days | FROM USD $2,545

Combining historic Kochi, the hill station of Munnar and a houseboat -...

The Taj Mahal | Agra | IndiaGolden Triangle of India - 9 days MapTailored To Suit You

Golden Triangle of India

9 days | FROM USD $2,195

Coined as 'golden' for the extraordinary wealth of cultural & Delhi, &...

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Adventures in Assam

10 days | FROM USD $5,595

Travel off the beaten track to the state of Assam in India's remote On...

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Jewel in the Crown

11 days | FROM USD $4,245

Head out on a journey to some of India’s finest sights. Take in the...

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India Wildlife Tours

From tiger spotting to seeing the one-horned rhino, this selection of trips to India is bound to bring out your wild side!

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Corbett National Park

4 days | FROM USD $1,625

Backing onto the forest-covered slopes of the Himalayan foothills, is...

Grazing rhino | Kaziranga National Park | IndiaKaziranga NP  - 4 days MapTailored To Suit You

Kaziranga NP

4 days | FROM USD $2,675

Situated in Assam on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River, with...

Tiger tracking | Panna National Park | IndiaRanthambhore NP - 4 days MapTailored To Suit You

Ranthambhore NP

4 days | FROM USD $1,595

Ranthambhore National Park is one of India’s most scenic parks and a...

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Tiger Trail

9 days | FROM USD $3,995

Follow the tiger trail and enter two of India’s premier tiger - Park...

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India Short Stays

Easily added to your chosen group tour or combined any which way, this wide selection of short stays truly is À la carte India.

The Taj Mahal | Agra | IndiaAgra - 3 days MapTailored To Suit You

Agra

3 days | FROM USD $655

Agra, once the capital of India under the Mughals, a lasting legacy of...

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Jaipur

3 days | FROM USD $725

A favourite of travellers, the architecturally flamboyant capital of a...

Houseboat on the backwaters of KeralaKeralan Backwaters - 3 days MapTailored To Suit You

Keralan Backwaters

3 days | FROM USD $985

A peaceful and rustic 3 day sojourn on the mellow backwaters of off to...

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Kolkata

3 days | FROM USD $595

Capital of West Bengal, Kolkata is a sophisticated, cultural and city....

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Tailor-made Holidays

Whatever your travel interests are - wildlife, local culture and food, history, blissful beaches, luxury or outdoor adventure - or any combination of these, we’re here to plan that perfect holiday to India for you. The Taj Mahal, Jaipur and Udaipur - classic sites of North India and Rajasthan - and unmissable for a first visit while the lush tropical state of Kerala in India's South is popular for returning travellers. We’ll recommend activities that perfectly complement your itinerary, suggest destinations off the beaten track, handpick unique things to see and do, and recommend the best time to visit, ensuring that your holiday to India is truly memorable. Make 2017 your year for India!

India tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.67 out of 5 based on 100 recent reviews — See All India Reviews

The tour was fantastic ... every detail was planned and covered .... would recommend it to anyone, of all ages Thank you for everything”  

Emma Carey • Submitted 21 Nov 2016

I had a fabulous time in India and it was MADE by our guide Harsh who was kind, responsive and resourceful. We experienced some real difficulties halfway tgrough the tour that were unforeseen--- the Indian government demonitised the currency so we were left a little high and dry. Harsh did his best to subtely tweak our itinerary in view of this and gave us additional options as there were a number of keen photographers on the trip.

It was well organised, no unwelcome surprises and the tourist bus was comfortable and well driven making for a relaxing trip (not the first thing that springs to mind when talking about India). ”  

Holly Paris • Submitted 19 Nov 2016

I LOVED this tour. Satendra Sharma was a marvellous tour guide and really instilled in the group his love of his country and made every single experience worthwhile. In a few words the tour was hectic, fascinating, wonderful, comfortable and intriguing. I would love to return. We had a great group and everyone joined in together to make the experience even better. Highly recommended.”  

Jacqueline Wake • Submitted 18 Nov 2016

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See the Taj Mahal in all its glory now!
Planned facelift for the main dome of the Taj

Now's the time to plan that trip to India and the Taj Mahal, the world's greatest monument ever built in the name of love. In April 2017 the Taj's main dome will undergo a facelift with mud-pack therapy used to restore the gleaming white of the marble used to build the structure. Scaffolding will cover the main dome for as long as the cleaning process takes, which is expected to be up to a year, so for uninterrupted views and perfect shots of the Taj Mahal, get there quick!

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Recommended places to visit in India

India is as diverse as it is vast, with traditions, local culture and cuisine varying considerably from region to region. Compiling a 'best of' is no easy feat, but to get you going with planning your trip, here's a few of our favourite places to visit:

Darjeeling - Tea Central

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Tea plantation | Darjeeling | India

A perfect spot to sip your daily cuppa and with tea plantations aplenty, Darjeeling sits at an altitude of 2,200 metres with a backdrop of mighty snow-clad Himalayan peaks. A visit to the nearby Ghoom monastery is a must and there's plenty of of fabulous trekking in the surrounding area too.

Agra - Home of the Taj Mahal

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The Taj Mahal | Agra | India

An absolute must-see for a first time visit to India and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the incredible Taj Mahal in Agra will probably lure you back to India again in no time at all! Try our Taj Traveller trip which includes a day in Agra visiting both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

The Golden Temple - Amritsar

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The Golden Temple | Amritsar | India

As the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion, Amritsar is home to Harimandir Sahib, better known in the West as The Golden Temple. Constructed of white marble, bronze and gold leaf, the Golden Temple looks absolutely stunning at night and a must-see. The local food from Amritsar is renowned too and be sure not to miss the colourful daily Goodnight Ceremony, also known as the Wagah-Attari Border retreat

Ranthambhore - Tiger Country!

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Tiger tracking | India

There’s an abundance of wildlife at Ranthambhore and if you’re lucky you might spot a tiger or two. It’s also home to the impressive 10th century Ranthambhore Fort, a top location for bird watching. Consider our Shere Khan trip for a couple of relaxing days at Ranthambhore after taking in the key sites of India's North.

Varanasi - The Holy City

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The Ganges | Varanasi | India

Set on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi is considered the holiest of places in India and has been a centre of learning and civilization for over 2000 years. Visiting Varanasi can be an assault on the senses, but it's certainly rewarding and you'll definitely feel like you've truly seen India. Don't miss out on a sunrise boat ride down the Ganges.

Jaipur - The Pink City

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With 18th century Jantar Mantar, an impressive City Palace complex and the lofty Amber fort, there's good reason why Jaipur forms the third point (after Delhi and Agra) on India's famed Golden Triangle. Jaipur has a vibrant city market too, a top spot to spend a few hours late afternoon after a day exploring the cities sites.

Udaipur - The Lake City

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Lake Pichola | Udaipur | India

One of Rajasthan's gems, the city of lakes, Udaipur is a firm favourite for travellers to India. Highlights include the famous lake side City Palace, the 18th century haveli museum of Bagore-ki-haveli, and the impressive Monsoon Palace perched hillside overlooking the lake. A boat ride for lunch at the exquisite Taj Lake Palace is a real highlight too.

Kerala - The Beautiful South

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On the backwaters of Kerala in a traditional riceboat

Visit Kerala's quaint and historic capital Kochi, spend a day on a rice boat on tranquil backwaters, head to hilly tea plantations at Munnar, discover wildlife at Periyar and top your holiday off at one of Kerala's laid back beaches on the Arabian Sea.

Our guide to travel in India:

Planning ahead can make the difference between a good trip and a great trip, so to get you going, here's our short guide to travelling in India.

Humayun's Tomb | Delhi | India

Best Places to Visit

Kashmir to Kumarakom and the best bits in between

Best Time to Visit

India's seasons and the ideal time to holiday there

Top Travel Tips

How to avoid Delhi-belly & plenty more useful tips

Tourist Visas

No visa, no entry - here's how you get one

Sunset view of the sandstone fort of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan

Where to go when

Plan your holiday with the best places to visit each month

A group of Indian women in colourful saris outside the Taj Mahal

India's Golden Triangle

Our guide to travelling India's Golden Triangle

Village elders in Rajasthan

Visiting Rajasthan

Our guide to visiting Rajasthan with top places to visit

Houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala

Visiting Kerala

Plan your visit to 'God's own country' with our guide

Tiger Safaris in India

The best national parks, where to stay and what to expect

Explore India from the comfort of your chair with our video lounge

India Video Lounge

A collection of our favourite travel videos taken in incredible India

Tiger tracking | India

Travel Operators for Tigers

Sustaining India's diminishing tiger population

Cross the The Taj Mahal on your list on a tour of India

Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to India

Get to know India

Recommended Reading

  • Shantaram
    by Gregory David Roberts
  • Around India in 80 Trains
    by Monisha Rajesh
  • The White Tiger: A Novel
    by Arvind Adiga
Did you know...?

Facts about India

  • At an altitude of over 2,400 meters, the world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, India.
  • India's Hindu calendar has 6 seasons. Spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.
  • Spice it up please! Perhaps it's no surprise, but roughly 70% of the world's spices come from India.

India Travel Advice:

We keep abreast of the latest travel advice to India and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country. The FCO currently advises against travel to Kashmir and so we are unable to operate tours to this region at present.

Online Travel Resources for India:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official India Tourist Organisation site and the latest India Weather Updates from the BBC.

INDIA TRAVEL BLOGS: Here's a few blogs on travelling to India that we love - Itchy Feet, Travel Tales from India and Audio Compass.

See the real India

Our experienced international team have travelled extensively throughout India and all of our trips are led by local Indian guides who'll give you a true insight into the country. Authenticity is core to our holidays and our trips include a few fun local experiences too - watch dhobis in action at the ghats, experience village life in Bharatpur, see jalebi's being made street side, learn how to wrap a sari or a turban in Alsisar, celebrate Holi - the nation's most exciting festival of colour and take a rickshaw ride through the streets of Old Delhi.

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